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Protein Foods Group Food Gallery

The table below lists some foods in the Protein Foods Group. If you click on the hyperlinked foods, you will see a picture of a specific amount of that food and its corresponding ounce-equivalents of protein foods.

Learn more about the Protein Foods Group.

Meats

Lean Cuts

Lean Ground Meats

  • beef
  • pork
  • sausage (beef, turkey)

Lean Luncheon/ Deli Meats

  • beef
  • chicken
  • ham
  • pork
  • turkey

Game Meats

  • bison
  • rabbit
  • venison

Organ Meats

  • giblets
  • liver
     

Poultry

Beans and Peas*

  • bean burgers
  • black beans
  • black-eyed peas
  • chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • edamame (young soybeans)
  • falafel (spiced, mashed chickpeas)
  • fava beans (broad beans)
  • hummus (chickpea spread)
  • kidney beans
  • lentils
  • lima beans (mature)
  • navy beans
  • pinto beans
  • soy beans
  • split peas
  • white beans
     

Soy Products

  • tempeh
  • texturized vegetable protein (TVP)
  • tofu (made from soybeans)
  • veggie burgers

Eggs

  • chicken eggs
  • duck eggs


Nuts and Seeds

  • almonds
  • almond butter
  • cashews
  • chia seeds
  • hazelnuts (filberts)
  • mixed nuts
  • peanuts
  • peanut butter
  • pecans
  • pistachios
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • walnuts

 

Seafood

Finfish

  • catfish
  • cod
  • flounder
  • haddock
  • halibut
  • herring
  • mackerel
  • pollock
  • porgy
  • salmon
  • sea bass
  • snapper
  • sushi
  • swordfish
  • tilapia
  • trout
  • tuna

Shellfish

  • clams
  • crab
  • crayfish
  • lobster
  • mussels
  • octopus
  • oysters
  • scallops
  • shrimp
  • squid (calamari)

Canned Fish

  • anchovies
  • sardines
  • tuna
* Beans and peas are also part of the Vegetable Group. For more information on beans and peas, see Beans and Peas Are Unique Foods.